The fact that a railway has acquired land under sections 77-85 of the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 does not exclude the common law right to lateral support from strata outside the forty yards or other prescribed limit mentioned in the Act.
Lord Chancellor (Viscount Haldane),the Earl of Halsbury, Lords Atkinson and Shaw
 UKHL 638, 50 SLR 638
England and Wales
Updated: 22 January 2022; Ref: scu.632758